Our comprehensive collection includes more than 3,000 artifacts from more than 70 countries across six continents.
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Every year I go to the library and learn something new.
– Martin G., Student
Audubon Middle School
Tour The World Without A Passport
Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum’s comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 artifacts from more than 70 countries across six continents spans cultures from all levels of development and all periods of time – from modern cities to indigenous villages, from modern countries to ancient civilizations.
The collection is divided into three discrete, thematic exhibitions and presentations, each of which boasts an assortment of artifacts as equally diverse as the complete collection. They are:
- Commercial Connections
- Spiritual Connections
- Everyday Connections
CCMM shows the three exhibitions in consecutive years so that by the end of their three years in middle school, students will have seen the entire collection.
CCMM selects artifacts that students may recognize as similar to those that are used in their backgrounds as well as those that can help to expand students’ understandings of different cultures. CCMM itself acquires artifacts directly from their countries of origin, and from stores and ethnic enclaves in the greater Los Angeles area. Additionally, educators, community members, students’ families, and students themselves often donate objects from their personal collections.
Do you have an object for our collections? Learn how to donate an object here.
You can also explore our collection by country of origin on our old site.